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  1. madnlooney

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    now ive got my Desire rooted can i start removing the default apps which are install like peep and footprint which i never use? Also i it possible to do this via a windows machine or will i need to be using a linux boot disc / image?
     

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    You should be able to simply uninstall / remove using something like file explorer... I may be wrong though..
     
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    Root explorer in read/write mode. Be careful what you delete though.
     
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    Ya! thats what I meant, root explorer haha...
     
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    Thnks for reply, is it safe to remove peep, quickoffice and footprint with no effects to other apps?

    Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk
     
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    well i went into the system/app folder and removed friendstream but it didnt disappear, i turned off phone and it auto turned on again so went back to system/app and the .apk was there again
     
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    Same here... apps keep coming back... any way to get them off entirely? :thinking:
     
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    yea they come back. so far not found any way to remove them.
     
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    Surely the best way would be to sign up for Ad Free over at Modaco and then bake your own ROM from the Kitchen with the stuff you want and without the stuff you dont want...
     
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    What you mean with Ad Free over at Modaco?
     
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    Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk
     
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    Exactly... Its
     
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    I was interested in that but for some reason it misses out the Gmail app...

    can the gmail app be downloaded from marketplace after installing the custom rom?
     
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    The Gmail app is included by default... When it refers to Mail, it simply means the HTC mail app, Gmail is definately there 100%...
     
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    ok then, I'm trying to remove some of the stock apps, but seem to be failing miserably...

    i get the same reply trying to remove stocks too.

    Am i doing something blatantly obviously wrong here???

    I want rid of...
    News
    Peep
    Stocks
    Talk
    Youtube.

    Help!!!
     
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    You have to be in recovery mode. We don't have r/w access to /system (yet) while the phone is booted.

    adb-windows shell mount /system -> mounts /system
    adb-windows shell ls /system/app -> lists all apps installed in /system/app
    adb-windows shell rm /system/app/appnamehere.apk -> removes app from /system/app

    Be careful though! AFAIK, removing Stocks will cause your phone to reboot when you go to Settings>Accounts and sync. I think it's the same for Peep too.
     
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    How to get in recovery mode?
     
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    You can remove them with titanium backup or with root explorer if you have s-off.
     
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    Remember that deleting system apps won't give you more space for user apps, unless you use adb to push them into the system partition.

    Back when I used Sense ROMs I used Titanium Backup to "freeze" some of the unwanted system apps - this meant that they wouldn't run, but was easily reversible if it caused problems. I'm pretty sure that Peep was one of the ones that you couldn't disable safely, but Stocks was the first thing I froze and I never noticed any side-effect.
     
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